I was going to write you all an AWESOME blog post tonight, but I was a little distracted.
I had to save the kitchen from the invasion of the dirty dishes. I even had to hand wash them! This led to talking with my 12 year old daughter about boys and how crazy & funny they are. We talked about other kids her age who are already dating and if she’d date or not and how to handle the boys in the future.
I got to hang out with my family a little…..listening to the tales of football and karate and the things that happened today when I wasn’t next to them.
I had to go to Walmart. Turns out that we didn’t have any dishwasher detergent for the ones we didn’t hand wash. That turned out to be a good time to spend some more one on one time with my daughter, this time uninterrupted by little people.
I needed to nurse the baby to get him down to sleep for the night. He was super sleepy and needed his mommy to make his fussiness go away. After all he’s busily learning to walk and talk and it IS rather exhausting when you’re a one year old!
I was honored to view & delight in the “bedroom” that my 7 year old made for her baby doll to sleep in, tucked away, way under the bunk bed where not many people could reach!
I really needed to do some more school planning so that we can stay on track with a good plan for the rest of the week, but I put it off until after they went to bed. I needed to do some blogging and pay the bills, but I put that off, too. Sometimes the people are more important. Even though I did get some “work” type things done, I was able to incorporate some precious people into it, making the time very worth while.
I knew that I didn’t really have to write this post explaining to you that I was busy with life. I knew that you’d understand, after all, you are mothers! But, I wanted to remind you (and me for that matter) to embrace the present. Take advantage of your opportunities with your children and your husband, even when life is busy and you don’t think that you want to or feel like it. Our kids are only this age once! The months and years are literally flying by! Take the time to check out the tent they made out of sheets and the cool trick they can do on their bikes. Be available to talk, to listen and to admire. Love them for who they are!